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Sir Steven C.Cowley

Sir Steven C. Cowley

Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

MS37, 333B C01 LSB (PPPL)
609-243-3939
scowley@pppl.gov

Research Description:

Fusion energy research, theoretical plasma physics, nuclear reactor physics, Astrophysical plasmas.

Amy  Craft

Amy Craft

Lecturer of Economics and Public and International Affairs

3-S-7 Green Hall
609-258-2879
acraft@princeton.edu

Research Description:

The economics and regulation of energy markets to account for environmental and reliability needs of society. Understand the incentives created under various regulatory schemes and the trade-offs inherent in policy decision-making.

Paul Cuff

Paul Cuff

Visiting Research Scholar

B316 Engineering Quad B-Wing
609-258-7946
cuff@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Communications, control, security (“smart grid”)

Sujit Datta

Sujit Datta

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

A321 Engineering Quad
609-258-4586
ssdatta@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Multi-phase flow in porous media; applications of complex fluids for water remediation; fluid dynamics of CO2 sequestration; fundamental science guiding effective and environmentally-friendly routes to enhance oil recovery; controlling function of microbial communities in soils and porous rocks for bio-remediation and water filtration.

Emily Davidson

Emily Davidson

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

A407 Engineering Quad
609-258-5416
edavidson@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Our group is passionate about addressing pressing needs in both human health and the health of the planet, and inspired by the integrated, hierarchical materials ubiquitously leveraged by the natural world. We aim to address these needs via synthetic systems that use a combination of molecular level polymer design, controlled local self-assembly, and structural integration and alignment via additive manufacturing to achieve functional, hierarchical materials featuring structural control from the molecular to the macroscopic.

We achieve this by working at the intersection of polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, polymer physics and self-assembly, and additive manufacturing.
Our specific research interests include: (1) investigating fundamental science linking polymer structure and function in new classes of stimuli-responsive and actuating elastomers and gels, (2) programming alignment and integration of functional polymers via additive manufacturing, linking local structure-directing processes with emergent properties and new applications, and (3) developing sustainable and degradable polymers and block copolymers.

Pablo Debenedetti

Pablo Debenedetti

Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dean for Research

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

91 Prospect Avenue, Room 107
609-258-5480
pdebene@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Molecular modeling of hydrate melting and formation as possible approach to carbon sequestration; molecular modeling of heterogeneous ice nucleation for improved weather and climate models; computational modeling of phase behavior of water, carbon dioxide and salt mixtures for carbon capture and storage and geothermal energy production; computational investigation of water in nafion membranes for fuel cells; desalination with gas hydrates for improved fresh water production and greater energy efficiency

Luc Deike

Luc Deike

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

D428 Engineering Quad
609-258-7920
ldeike@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Numerical and experimental studies of turbulent multi-phase flows in environmental systems, air-sea interaction, waves and breaking waves, drops and bubbles

Leo Donner

Leo Donner

Lecturer in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Physical Scientist, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

257 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
609-452-6562
leo.j.donner@noaa.gov

Research Description:

Climate-model development; cloud and convective processes in the atmospheric general circulation; role of clouds in climate and climate change

Frederick Dryer

Frederick Dryer

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Engineering Foundation Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina


609-306-1028
fldryer@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Petroleum and non-petroleum derived transportation fuels and fuel blends, their production, chemical kinetics, energy security, and net carbon cycle emission impacts; ignition, combustion, and air pollutant emissions generation/abatement; syngas/high-hydrogen content fuels for advanced gas turbine power generation; fire safety related issues on earth and in micro gravity environments

Jianqing Fan

Jianqing Fan

Frederick L. Moore, Class of 1918, Professor in Finance

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

205 Sherrerd Hall
609-258-7924
jqfan@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Risk modeling, statistics, financial econometrics, analysis of big data, computational biology, machine learning, probabilistic tropical cyclone risk modeling